Now that my mono card is finished I see what i did wrong. I applied the ink direct to the stamp from my stamp cube. It would have been a smoother transition had i used a blending sponge to apply the ink to the stamp. I took a baby wipe and kind of tried to blend the edges together. I used my new gauzy back ground from MFT for the background stamp. LJD for MFT wild flowers are one of my favorite MFT stamps.